SMBs Can Become a Weapon in Cyberwarfare

Headlines today highlight Ukrainian tragedy or North Korea testing missiles. It can seem far away from your business, yet battles are being fought online, too. Your small business's IT systems could be weaponized for cyberwarfare. That statement may surprise you. You've heard of cyber targets such as: critical national infrastructure;election and v...
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What an MSP Can Offer Your Business

The Benefits of having a Managed Service Provider It's not as if the name "managed services provider " (MSP) is that self-explanatory. You might read that business description and have no real idea what it is an MSP can do for you. We're providing managed services … OK, but what does that mean? To make things easier, this article outlines the actua...
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Think Before Sharing That Link

Learning to share is an important early-life skill. Now, you've mastered it, and you're out in the workforce. Happily, digital technology makes it much easier to share business files, but that doesn't mean you want to do so willy-nilly. Consider these best practices for sharing with both internal and external users. Cloud sharing makes it simple to...
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Is Your Graphics Card Going Bad?

 Whenever you create a graph on your computer, you're going to need a graphics processing unit (GPU). Without one, you won't see anything on your computer screen. So, obviously, it's a problem when it starts to fail. This article discusses signs to look for and what to do. First, what does the graphics card do? A graphics or video card takes d...
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Prioritise data security when employees leave

 8 Steps to Protect Your Company Data When People Leave  Businesses can expect one in five of their employees to turnover in an average year. You can be doing all you can to retain your people, but are you also prioritising data protection when people do leave? Our free ebook, 8 Steps Protect Your Company Data when People Leave explo...
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Small Business Can’t Sacrifice Cybersecurity

Prioritise Cyber Security for your Small Business For small businesses, it can be tempting to postpone cybersecurity efforts. There are many common excuses: "There's so much to do," "There's not enough budget," "Our business is too small to target," etc. But right now, cybersecurity is a must-have for every business. Think of it like business ...
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Picking a PC for Video Editing

Video Editing-Choose the right Computer Ready to be the next TikTok breakout? Or perhaps you want a video of your cockatoo "singing" "Amazing Grace" to go viral. Or you may make company promotional videos while working from home. There are many reasons you might be looking for the right home computer to do video editing. This article will help. Yes...
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Understanding the Cost of Downtime

 Business Downtime can Cost Your Business in Many Ways Business downtime is costly. Research abounds on just how much it can set a business back. Some small businesses can't even rebound from the expenses associated with downtime. This article outlines the many expenses a business can encounter as a result of downtime. What do we mean by downt...
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The Business Risk of Abandoned Domain Names

When setting up your small business website, you want a memorable name and sleek Web design. You know your website is an important online calling card. Then, when you grow or your business evolves, you might rebrand and add a site. But wait, don't abandon the old one. When you set up your Web presence, you select a domain name, and it's part of all...
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Supply Chain Shortages Making It Hard to Buy IT

Have you somehow missed the ceaseless news about the current global supply-chain challenges? Probably not. You could be experiencing it firsthand. This article highlights business technology supply-chain challenges and how to handle them. The computer chip and semiconductor shortage is an IT supply-chain stumbling block. Take, for example, Marvell ...
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What is working with an MSP worth?

Explaining all that you gain from partnering with a managed service provider Technology is the backbone of your business; you can reduce risk and improve productivity with a managed service provider (MSP). Still, we're often asked to help potential clients understand the value of partnering with an MSP. This ebook improves your understanding of MSP...
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Psst … What’s Your Master Password?

 The Benefits of using a Password Manager All of us like to think we are unique. That thinking extends to our passwords too, right? We're special and distinct, so no one could guess our chosen collection of letters, numbers and symbols. Well, it's surprisingly easy for algorithms to determine passwords and to do so extremely quickly. So, a pas...
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Onboarding an IT Provider: What’s Realistic?

Are you Considering Onboarding an IT Specialist? When you hire a managed service provider, you want instant results: you want all your technology to run faster and more smoothly, and everyone to be more productive. And there will be no problems again, ever, right? But that's not realistic. Managed service providers are pretty great (even if we do s...
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Picking Your Home PC browser: Chrome vs. Edge

Wondering which browser is best for your home PC?   Selecting your home computer was challenging enough. Now, we're asking you to decide on the right PC browser, too? When will the decisions end? At least we're making the comparison easier. This article helps you decide if Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge works best for you. It's estimated...
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What IT Services Should You Outsource?

 Wondering which IT Services you could Outsource?  Every successful small business owner reaches a point when they need to tap others' talents. When it comes to IT, depending on your skill set, that point could come pretty soon. Yes, there are IT services you can do in-house, but there are others that are beneficial to outsource. When you...
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How to Save on Hardware Refreshes

Do you really need to update your hardware? Your business may have an established hardware refresh cycle. Good. Or you might refresh hardware every few years when you feel it's needed. OK, so you like the casual approach. That can work, too. You don't refresh your hardware? Not a great plan. Yet, no matter what, you'll want to read this article abo...
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Should you Update Windows 10 to 11? Here's a summary of the New and Missing Features

Enter your text here ... Getting used to Windows 11 shouldn't be too challenging. On the contrary, the OS comes with several intuitive features to enhance productivity. Microsoft recently introduced Windows 11 as the company's latest operating system. And compared to Windows 10, this OS has various features that can increase your productivity and p...
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Could the Business You Work for be More IT Savvy?

Working for a small business, you can be asked to wear many hats. Even if one of your many roles is not IT, you may need to speak up about your business technology or cybersecurity. It's easy to think cybersecurity is someone else's responsibility, but IT may not be getting the attention it deserves, and that could be damaging to the business, your...
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Simplify IT with this four-part tech framework

With new cyber risks, more remote workers, and technology evolving rapidly, IT can be a lot for a small business owner to manage. Yet falling behind can: Hurt your competitive advantageSlow business processesHinder innovationFrustrate customersUndercut employee engagement effortsRisk your complianceLead to damaging data breach or other downtime Yet...
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Why Wait to Upgrade to Windows 11 at Home

Do you need to upgrade to Windows 11? Upgrade. Always upgrade. It's a persistent mantra for technology. And, after all, what homeowner doesn't want to have the latest-and-greatest tech available? Still, you may want to wait to upgrade to Windows 11 if you have the Microsoft operating system (OS) in your home. Look at it this way, when software is f...
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